In keeping with the spirit of innovation in style, designing and presentation, the forthcoming Watch and Jewellery Dubai 2005 scheduled to take place from the 5th to 9th December at the Airport Expo Dubai, will present some exciting new highlights according to organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Building on the success of the last event, the highlights of the 11th edition will include the Designer Piazza, a sophisticated version of the premium Branded Jewellery Area, a Diamond Day to be organised by the Diamond Trading Corporation (DTC) and a series of Trade Seminars.
“This year’s event has gained in prominence as it comes on the back of a successful and profitable festival season” said DWTC Director General Helal Saeed Khalfan Al Marri, as he commented on the recent industry figures showing more than US$ 272 million had been raised in sales of gold and diamond jewellery items in the emirate alone.
“Just as the festival season continues well into December, it is only appropriate for the large global businesses in the watch and jewellery industry to come to Dubai in order to raise their profile and do business, Mr Al Marri remarked.
The Designer Piazza, a new showpiece pavilion that is set to capture the hearts of the visitors will feature 12 of the most cutting-edge collections from around the world, selected on the basis of their creativity and originality. Apart from the Designer Piazza, another big draw set to enthral the refined buyer, is the Branded Jewellery Area featuring some of the most inspiring names of the jewellery world.
Another new launch for this year will be the truly colourful and flamboyant Latino-style pavilion from Brazil. Organised by IGBM the Brazilian jewellery association, this new entry will add an innovative dimension to the already existing range of products at the show that includes strong representations from Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Thailand, Germany, India, Korea and Taiwan.
The Diamond Trading Company (DTC) in conjunction with WJD will host Sightholders to a Local Market Knowledge and Opportunity Seminar (5th December), followed by a Local Market Insight Workshop (6th December). In parallel, the DTC will be running separate seminars for regional members of the trade. The two-day session will conclude with a Gala Dinner on Tuesday 6 December, during which Sightholders will be able to meet and mingle with important trade members & manufacturers from the Gulf including Saudi Arabia.
Watch & Jewellery Dubai 2005 is expected to build on last year’s unprecedented growth. The event registered a 102 per cent increase in exhibitors to a total of 454, as well as a 20 per cent increase in visitors in 2004.